Monday, August 10, 2020

Halifax arts organizations and venues respond to COVID-19 (Updated 18 March 2020)

As health authorities continue to deal with COVID-19 the following information is what we know at the time of publication. We recommend checking with any organization or venue direct for which you might hold tickets for the most up-to-date information as they may differ and are subject to change.

Halifax Presents continues to monitor the arts community response to the current health crisis and will update this information as it becomes available. In the meantime, we recommend checking with any organization or venue direct for which you might hold tickets for the most up-to-date information as they may differ and are subject to change.

With our publications’ large events database and uncertainty around many shows it is impossible for us to keep up-to-date with every cancellation. We recommend you contact the organizer/venue direct for the most accurate information.

The Bus Stop Theatre (Updated)

The Bus Stop Theatre Cooperative has closed and will reopen once it is deemed safe.

Neptune Theatre (Updated)

Neptune Theatre has advised it has suspended operations, cancelling or rescheduling its shows. Ticket holders can contact the Neptune Theatre box office with the option to donate the value of tickets back to the theatre for a charitable donation receipt or receive a gift certificate of the same value as tickets which will not expire and will be valid on any upcoming Neptune show.

Cineplex (Updated)

Cineplex has suspended operations until April 2 and has closed all of its theatres across Canada as well as the Rec Room and Playdium.

Cecilia Concerts

Cecilia Concerts has announced three concerts from its 2019/20 season are cancelled and one concert rescheduled. Visit their website for complete details.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is currently closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Gallery will reopen when it receives clearance from public health officials. All programming during this period will be cancelled or rescheduled. You are encouraged to check the Art Gallery’s website and social media channels for updates.

Casino Nova Scotia

In an email through its ticket vendor Ticket Atlantic, Casino Nova Scotia has cancelled or postponed its shows. For any postponed shows, tickets will be honoured at the door for the new dates.

Symphony Nova Scotia

Symphony Nova Scotia has cancelled the remaining concerts in its 2019/20 season. As with other arts organizations, ticket holders can donate their tickets back to the Symphony for a charitable tax receipt or exchange tickets for a voucher for a future Symphony Nova Scotia performance over the next two seasons.

Scotiabank Centre and Halifax Convention Centre

In a statement, Events East Group who operates both the Scotiabank Centre and Halifax Convention Centre continues to monitor the situation. Guests with tickets should check the venues’ websites for details on any cancelled performances or events.

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